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With 3.4M manufacturing jobs likely to be needed by 2025, this is an ideal time to begin your career in advanced manufacturing. DCC awards college credits, which count towards your degree, for your military experience. With accelerated training in the fields of precision machining technology and dimensional inspection, you can quickly earn your degree and enter the workforce. With these highly sought after advanced manufacturing skills you have a great opportunity to increase your earnings.
Advanced Manufacturing Programs
Integrated Machining Technology Program
The Integrated Machining Technology (IMT) Program at the Gene Haas Center is a specialized third-year advanced manufacturing program conducted in a high precision CNC manufacturing cell equipped with industry relevant technology. Supported by a faculty with extensive manufacturing experience, this program is specifically designed to prepare you for a career in high precision manufacturing. Students apply their skills in an advanced machining flow-cell and receive fully integrated training that meets the needs of today’s industries. Learn More…
Precision Machining Program
The Precision Machining Technology Program provides students with the skills necessary for high paying jobs in precision manufacturing. Over the past 10 years, the program has acquired an impressive job placement rate in this fast-growing field, with new opportunities across the nation. Students gain knowledge in a wide variety of machining applications, such as basic machine tool operation and CNC programming. Learn More…
Dimensional Inspection (Metrology) Program
DCC’s in-depth Dimensional Inspection (Metrology) Program covers all of the necessary topics to become a dimensional inspector in a precision manufacturing or design environment. Students in this program must complete a minimum of 28 credit hours, making it possible for them to complete all courses in 9 months. Learn More…
Short-Term and Specialized Training
HTEC Teacher Training Program
DCC is proud to be one of four teacher training and certificate centers in North America. Our Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) is dedicated to teacher training for high school and community college machine shop instructors. HTEC also provides customized CNC training opportunities for incumbent workers, manufacturers, veterans and other adult learners. Learn More…
Additional Short-Term and Specialized Training
DCC offers a wide variety of short-term and specialized training. Whether you simply want to strengthen your skills with a one-day refresher course or attend a three week open entry manufacturing course, we have a customized training option for you. Our specialized training courses are designed to provide incumbent workers, manufacturers, veterans, and other adult learners with the opportunity to further their knowledge of CNC manufacturing and keep current with the latest technology. Learn More…
The Scholarship Program at DCC
DCC offers a variety of scholarships for students in many categories. To apply now, please visit DCC Scholarship Application. Please see below to read about our Advanced Manufacturing Scholarships.
Advanced Manufacturing Scholarships
We have scholarship programs specifically targeted to students wishing to enter the precision machining field.
Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships
Danville Community College (DCC) and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) receive an annual award from the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF) that will be used to provide scholarships to future students enrolled in the Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining Program and the Precision Machining Technology Program at Danville Community College. Read more...
Rosalie C. Mead Women in Manufacturing Scholarship
Female students attending Danville Community College and who are interested in pursuing a career in advanced manufacturing can now apply for the Rosalie C. Mead Women in Manufacturing Scholarship to continue their education. This scholarship has been established by the DCC Educational Foundation and is awarded annually to females enrolling in the Dimensional Inspection Program or the Integrated Machining Technology Program. Read more...
Applicants to the Rosalie C. Mead Women in Manufacturing Scholarship must have a letter of acceptance to the Integrated Machining Technology program or the Dimensional Inspection program, take a full credit load each semester, maintain a “B” average in all courses, provide two letters of recommendation, have volunteer experience in the community, provide an essay on what impact the scholarship would have on their life and career, and be at least 18 years old.
For more information or to apply, contact the DCC Educational Foundation at 434.797.8495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
James R. Meissner, II Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The James R. Meissner II Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Judith Meissner in January 1998 in memory of her husband who was a long-time faculty member in the Precision Machining Technology program. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time freshman or sophomore who is enrolled in the Precision Machining Technology program and who has maintained at least a 3.00 GPA. Read more...
Is Machining Right for You?
To find out if a career in machining is right for you, please visit My Next Move and search Manufacturing under “Browse careers by industry.”
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Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining
230 Slayton Avenue
Danville, VA 24540